Mudcat Café message #1486205 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78293   Message #1486205
Posted By: Barry Finn
16-May-05 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: Review: Chanteyranger and Radriano's new CD
Subject: RE: Review: Chanteyranger and Radriano's new CD
Hi Richard & Peter
As ever I always come in at the tail end but like a banquet set for a king its best digested slowly & well savored. Well I have certainly digested your CD. I'm home most of the time now so it's been a most welcomed guest in our house & by now my wife & kids are positive that they all have a special, on going relationship with both of you. The material you've chosen is, as far as I'm concerned, in a "league of its own" & should raise the bar for those that follow, but knowing you guys I'd be shocked at anything less. Well I'm sure you know how partial I am to your recording of 'Hard Times in Old Virginia' it really is a killer. You can't believe how bowed over I was to hear "Goodbye, My Lover, Goodbye". For years I've been keeping a weather eye out & an ear towards the wind in hopes of hearing someone singing this (it may be common to others but it wasn't to me). I've only ever read of references to this song & have seen it in print & knew right off that it was a kick 'em & kill 'em & a knock 'em down dead song & after hearing you guys doing it I knew I was right all along. I'd say my opinion is that its been a good few years & still I haven't heard better & only a few I'd say were an equal to what you two have here. Make sure you bring a good supply of your CD's to Mystic & plan on very little sleep & lots of late night (& day) singing. It'll be good to see & hear both of you again in a few weeks.

Barry